CFM welcomes nonprofit organizations and community information groups to participate when space is available. To keep the Market fair for paying vendors, and in accordance with CFM rules, no items may be sold nor donations collected by organizations tabling. All organizations must submit an application and agree to abide by Columbia Farmers Markets rules and regulations.
CFM gives priority to nonprofits organizations and community information groups that align with the CFM’s Mission: The mission of the Columbia Farmers Market is to provide both the local farmer and consumer a reliable, regulated marketplace for the direct exchange of high quality and safe food. By facilitating such commerce the market strives to meet the needs of the local consumer while encouraging sustainable agriculture in mid-Missouri.
If approved, the organization will be allowed to table one Saturday per season (once during the Summer, Weekday and Winter Seasons). Tabling fees are $25 for nonprofits and $50 for for-profit businesses. Applications must be approved by the CFM Board of Directors. A 10ft x 15ft booth space will be designated and assigned by the Executive Director. Tents and setup equipment will not be provided. Each leg of the tents must be weighted down with no less than 20 pounds.
All groups are expected to follow Columbia Farmers Market rules and policies. All groups must be set up by 7:45 am. If your group needs to cancel for any reason, we request that you give us 72 hours notice so that we can offer the space to another community group. If your group is a “no show, no call” you will not be allowed to table at CFM in the future. Electricity availability will depend on the stall location. Please check-in at the Oasis booth for your stall assignment.
It is important to know, often, our available booth spaces are completely full with our paying vendors. Our vendors are our first priority when it comes to stall placement. Religious and political groups, petitioning and signature gathering are not allowed within the Market. Petitioning and signature gathering are only permitted outside the Market boundaries (outside the bollards at the south and east exits).
Thank you for thinking of the Columbia Farmers Market and considering it as a public outreach opportunity for your organization.
The Columbia Farmers Market uses a third-party site, FarmSpread to process applications. All groups wishing to attend the Columbia Farmers Market must apply through FarmSpread. Tabling groups must select Organization as their vendor type when applying.
Contact Executive Director Corrina Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.